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Digital Billboards Track Fugitives

The popular crime-fighting TV series America's Most Wanted now sponsors digital billboards to track down fugitives. Launched in the Cleveland area, seven digital billboards display information about David " Daddy Dave" Green, who escaped from a prison in Elkton, Ohio, in 2000, where he was serving a 19.5-year sentence for narcotics trafficking. His firearms violation history makes him especially dangerous. The wanted billboards feature the suspect's photo, along with a toll-free number for anonymous tips from the public.

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Safety Tip: Overlooked Items for the Gear Bag

Most of us go on shift with our personal duty bags strapped to the passenger seat of our cruiser. In a previous column, I suggested you carry water and meal-replacement bars in your bag. Here I'll suggest three other often overlooked items that can make a real difference:

1) Traffic vest. We all have one of these high-visibility vests, and we should carry it with us on patrol. You'll often respond to car accidents and other incidents on busy roads, and throwing your vest on can literally save your life.

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Another Injury Lawsuit Dismissed Against TASER International

TASER International, Inc., a market leader in advanced electronic-control devices, announced the 37th wrongful death or injury lawsuit filed against the company has been dismissed. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed all claims against TASER International and the City of White Plains, New York, its police department, its law department and the named police officers in a suspect injury product liability lawsuit filed against TASER International. At press time, TASER International has not lost any product liability lawsuit.

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CSI Museum Project Exhibits the Latest in Forensics

CSI: The Experience, a museum exhibit that highlights forensics innovations, opens May 25 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago before beginning a national tour of museums in September. Funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation and developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History with support from the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CBS Consumer Products, the exhibit offers an interactive experience that allows visitors to play the role of crime scene investigator.

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Law Officer Collaborates with Policetraining.net

Law Officer has partnered with Policetraining.net to cross-promote training opportunities for police officers. Owned and operated by retired and active police officers, Policetraining.net brings trainers and students together on the Internet by providing a comprehensive calendar of timely information about police seminars, conferences, continuing education and training events offered nationwide. To find a class near you, or for more information about listing your class on the site, visit www.policetraining.net.

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